Tagged: Environment Levy

First rehabilitated koala released at Tugalong Station

August 5, 2019Posted in: Environment

‘Tug’ the koala has this week become the first rehabilitated koala to be released onto ‘Tugalong Station’. The NSW State Government purchased the 3,680 hectare property in February this year to help safeguard the local koala population. Council’s Koala Conservation Officer and coordinator of the Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project, Margot Law said Tug’s release...

Join the big Glossy Weekender!

May 9, 2019Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting bird enthusiasts from across the Shire to join them this weekend and hear of the plight of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo. “The Glossy Black-Cockatoo really is a beautiful and charismatic bird,” said Council’s Environmental Projects Officer, Joe Stammers. “However they’re classified as a vulnerable species and if we don’t help to...

Koala project keen to work with landholders

April 8, 2019Posted in: Environment

The Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project is excited to work together with private landholders from across the Wingecarribee Shire to help look after local koala habitat. The Koala project team have invited one thousand key landholders from across the Highlands which are predicted to have koala habitat to attend KOALARAMA – a series of free information...

Council’s Backyard Burning Map App praised at Environment Awards

December 21, 2018Posted in: Environment

Southern Highlands

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s recently introduced Backyard Burning Map App has taken home a major award at this this month’s NSW Local Government (LGNSW) Excellence in the Environment Awards. Launched in February 2018 the Backyard Burning Map App was designed in-house by Council staff in a bid to make the backyard burning rules easier to understand....

Council Bushcare team transform local waterway

September 18, 2018Posted in: Environment

Following twelve months of Council-led rehabilitation works, native bushland is again flourishing on the banks of three of the Shire’s most important waterways. Stage one of a three-year project targeting degraded bushland along the Gibbergunyah, Ironmines and Chinamans Creeks recently concluded with Council’s Bushcare team declaring the first year’s efforts a success. “After twelve months...